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CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
, when you are the president's foreign policy spokesman and you are hanging out and have the israeli prime minister and then the chairman trying to reach a middle east peace, you go, okay, what we tell the press? and you say, you can tell them whatever you want except for this and that. and what else is there? [laughter] but now we have dennis ross was out of government. and he is writing a new book. when you think about the next four years, clearly how the united states relationship evolves with iran, whether the nuclear issue can be resolved short of conflict will be among those if not the most pivotal issue facing the president in his second term. in 2009 when you were at the state department as the special envoy forswore wrong, there was a strategy of both engagement and pressure. going back to 2009 there is the engagement that has continued at a certain level through the five plus one process, but then there has been focused over the last couple of years on pressure sanctions and the 40% drop in iranian currency shows that we now have the pressure of the last couple of years act
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm EST
the foreign policy process by your presence here today. now, i think the transition from a first to a second obama administration may, of course, begin the day after an election, but it doesn't end on inauguration day. this process is going to continue for sometime. as the president's new or old team takes shape, and where necessary, seeks confirmation, as the new old team goes through the inevidentble period of reassessment and redefinition of priorities and opportunities and as other issues, domestic issues, the fiscal cliff, for example, impacts foreign policy, and not forget as the world recalibrates changes or as some say, the lack of changes, here in washington. at the same time, as we begin to talk about foreign policy in a seg obama administration, let's not forget that history doesn't stop or even slow down in the middle east. elections are coming up. israel, jordan, egypt, iran, and elsewhere, we're seeing in front of our eyes more violent change happening in syria. the reverberations of which felt on every one of that country's borders. elsewhere from beirut to bahrain, d
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 11:00pm EST
under control. president obama has been shown to be pretty cautious when it comes to foreign policy and we still have a divided government and we also have to take care of this fiscal cliff for swimming and that's not making any predictions, but it's just useful to see where we are and the election results do have implications for some of the concerns we outlined in this report. i think i'll turn it over to computer for remarks. >> michael, good introduction. let me start -- in fact, i went to showcase the end of this month. it will really be the first major opportunity to see the extent to which the election really has had any kind of impact on the way the u.s. is thinking about that america was the way that lack america is thinking about the u.s. this is an important meeting for both presidents. it has become somewhat routine now that the president elect of mexico to come to the united states before the inauguration. calderon did, fox did. i don't remember back further than that, but i was too young then. in any event, the visit itself opens up just a huge number of opportunities that
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm EST
also, of course, focused on his foreign policy and national security ajen -- agenda. he has confidence in the acting cia director, the military, the secretary of defense, and the defense department to carry out missions he's assigned to them, but he's got, obviously, a lot that he wants to get to work on, and he's doing that this week. >> broadly, how does that affect his need to advance the national security team? >> you know, again, i think these are specific questions about specific individuals and posts. i have no announcements to make with regard to personnel or speculations to engage in. the president has not decided on personnel manners, and you will not hear me discuss them until the president made the decisions and announced me. >> thank you. >> yeah. >> jay, you say they regard two specific people, two of the top military brass involved in an extramarital affair or inappropriate behavior. is the president all worry about an inappropriate culture in the military? >> i really would ask you to not extrapolate broadly. the president has confidence in the military, his commanders,
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